MBBS in Ukraine
Ukraine is an Eastern European. Geographically located in Europe but definitely it not a European country as many educational consultant claims.
It is not a part of the European Union.
Ukraine has an area of 603,628 Square km making it the 46th-largest country in the world.
Ukraine has a population of about 42 million, making it the 32nd-most populous country in the world.
Its capital and largest city are Kiev.
They belong to the East Slavic ethnic group.
They have East European Slavic Culture which is modern & highly traditional.
UKRAINE Medical colleges recognised by MCI
Bukovinian State Medical University
Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University
Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy
I.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University
Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University
Kharkiv National Medical University
Kyiv Medical University of UAFM, Kyiv
National Pirogov Memorial Medical University,Vinnytsya
O.O. Bogomolets National Medical University
Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Ukrain
Sumy State University, Sumy
Taras Sheychenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
Ukranian Medical Stomatological Academy Poltava, Ukraine
Uzhhorod National University, Ukraine
V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
Zaporozhye State Medical University
SOCIAL, FOOD & SAFETY
Availability of food & grocery
Good varieties of vegetables, meats, fruits, and milk products are widely available in supermarkets and local Bazar called “Rink”. Even Indian grocery shops are available in various cities of Ukraine. Still, some have the misconception that in Ukraine there is a deficit of things and people stand in “Q” for even basic commodities.
Cost of living comparison
COST OF LIVING COMPARISON CHART
Only available in few University/ Hostel canteens. Indian food is organized by educational consultants and not run by the university. The cost of it will be around 120 to 150$ per month. Otherwise continental and Ukrainian food is available in university campuses. Indian restaurants are available in many big cities but are expensive. Self-cooking is economical & recommended
The campus of Ukraine Medical university are expansive, modern and at the same time traditional with all the essential facilities.
The classrooms in Ukraine are well structured with essential facilities, not so big as the student groups are small with about 10 to 15 members.
Paid Internet widely available inside the campus & Hostels.
Libraries in Ukraine medical university are well stocked with books in local & international languages are available & have great ambience to study.
As all are Government colleges, they are affiliated to big hospitals having good patient flow.
Continental and Ukrainian food is available inside the university campuses. However, in some universities Indian canteens are run by Indian contractors.
Some universities have old hostels buildings with common bath and toilets and others are moderate to good.
Not required for all the universities but it is mandatory as per the norm of the Indian government to study medicine to come back and practice in India.
Average English knowledge is required (No need for IELTS/TOEFL)
Some universities conduct interviews or tests before granting admissions but mostly It won’t be there.
Medium of teaching
In most of the universities, only the first 3 years are conducted in English and the rest of the course is done with a mixture of the local language, except for few universities that conduct the entire 6 years in English.
Additionally, they teach you Latin which will be very helpful in understanding the medical terminology. This is a unique feature in Ukraine and Russia which we strongly recommend taking seriously.
Availability of Updated textbooks
Only a few universities provide updated textbooks but most of the universities use outdated textbooks.
The necessity to read textbooks
Strength of a class
Has one of the best students to teacher ratios of around 8-10 students/teacher
Proficiency of faculties
Good but about 40% of them have a language barrier
PPT based conventional
The efficiency of Classes & practicals
Efficient & interactive (viva based)
The pattern of theory exam
Viva & MCQ based for some subjects
The pattern of practical exam
Viva based with skills/procedures
The efficiency of the evaluation system
Relatively good (sequential evaluation/class)
Relatively biased (class/practical performance based on the teachers only)
Attendance & discipline
Strict in most universities
Research labs & exposure
The necessity of local language at the clinics
Low due to language gap/preference
Relatively a smaller number of patients available for foreign students.
Faculties with the language gap
No time for teaching faculties
European Credit Transfer
Most of the universities have it.
Allowed to continue PG in any EU countries
FMGE pass %
Low < 20%
Economical with a medium budget. Starting from around 25 lakhs
Starting from around 3 Lakh, except in some universities.
About 50,000₹ to 75,000 ₹ Indian Rupees.
Depends on the city you live 10,000 - 15,000 ₹ INR which includes your food expenses.
Difficult to get in smaller cities but Possible to get in bigger cities & mostly in the restaurant industry. Anyways if you want score well in your academics this is not recommended.
Overall expenditure for completing the course with transport
Total budget required to complete your MBBS degree will be around 30 to 40 lakhs ₹ INR inclusive of your travel & nominal personal expenses.
In some universities the faculty and administration are corrupt and might demand bribes.